PREVALENCE OF HEPATITIS-B SURFACE-ANTIGEN AMONG PREGNANT-WOMEN IN A LOW-RISK POPULATION


ERDEM M., SAHIN I., ERDEM A., GURSOY R., YILDIZ A., GUNER H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS, cilt.44, sa.2, ss.125-128, 1994 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1994
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/0020-7292(94)90065-5
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.125-128

Özet

OBJECTIVES: To estimate the prevalence of chronic hepatitis B carriers among our low-risk obstetric population and to determine the need for routine screening. METHODS: A group of 1224 pregnant women, admitted to Gazi University Medical Center, were screened for HBsAg using an enzyme-immunoassay technique, and the obstetrical care records were reviewed. RESULTS: Fifty-three patients were seropositive with a prevalence of 4.33% for HBV chronic carrier status in our obstetric population. CONCLUSIONS. Routine HBsAg screening is advisable in our antenatal population.